10 Things to Do in Solin That You Shouldn't Miss

January 5, 2018 Darleen Reid

Solin (Latin and Italian: Salona, Ancient Greek: Σαλώνα) is a town in Dalmatia, Croatia. It is situated right northeast of Split, on the Adriatic Sea and the river Jadro.
Restaurants in Solin

1. Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre

Solin, Croatia
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4 based on 176 reviews

Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre

Reviewed By 908Laura - San Francisco, California

We stopped here after Sibenik on our way to Split. Very close by.
Interesting that this ruin is literally in someone's backyard. Definitely not a place for tourist groups. The family who lives there is nice enough to offer their bathroom for visitors to use.
There are still some structures standing, but the ruin is extensive. My kids enjoyed climbing up and down the rocks.
Definitely worth a stop.

2. Ancient Salona

Put Salone, Solin 21210, Croatia
Excellent
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Good
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4 based on 68 reviews

Ancient Salona

Ancient ruins of the city of Salona.

Reviewed By Ksenija M

Because it is still not exploited for tourism like other destinations. You can touch and feel how Ancient Romans lived 2000 years ago. Walk through ruins without boundaries and security yelling where not to go. Take a bus to Solin and explore the history.

3. Our Lady’s Islet (Gospin otok)

Petra Kresimira IV 1, Solin 21210, Croatia +385 21 213 003
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Our Lady’s Islet (Gospin otok)

Reviewed By srdang2014 - Solin, Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia

This is a vast green area for kids to play and run, sports etc. It is surrounded by river from three sides, ducks and swans can be seen. Only thing that is missing is a cafe shop near (was there but it closed).

Solin 21210, Croatia
Excellent
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4 based on 24 reviews

Amphitheater

Amphitheatre forms part of the town defence system and it could have accommodated about 15,000 spectators. It is located at the northwest end of Salona's town limits. Close to the Amphitheatre, to its south, there was a cemetery for gladiators that have been killed in the arena. From their epitaphs you could know their names, origins, homelands and fighting specialities.

Reviewed By Imperium66 - Bristol, United Kingdom

Having visited many Roman ruins, I found this to be rather disappointing. There isn't very much of it still standing and you need to climb up the hillside to get a real sense of the layout. If you're in the area it's worth a brief visit, but if you're pressed for time I wouldn't bother.

5. Manastirine

Solin 21210, Croatia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Manastirine

The Christians followed Roman tradition and customs that the dead had to be buried outside towns. Manastirine, along with Kapljuc and Marusinac were private country lands for cemetaries. The reason was that in Salona, the first Christian Cemeteries were created at the time of illegality, when Christianity had no right of preaching.

Reviewed By Warren D - Peterborough, Canada

Manastirine is claimed to be one of the first Christian Cemeteries dating from around 300 AD. The ruins, and examples of the early burial sites and the use of the oesophagus, are well preserved. During the oppressive Roman era most of the dead were cremated. Burial not only differentiated the Christians from this pagan practice; but probably was more in line with the doctrine of The resurrected body. The remains of the Basilica were on site as well. Well worth an hour of your time.

6. Jadro River

Ul. kralja Zvonimira | near Solin Cultural Center, Solin 21210, Croatia
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Jadro River

Reviewed By gapdreamer - Lincoln, United Kingdom

We were recommended to try the Solinka trout at this restaurant by a local taxi driver. The room has no airs and graces, just friendly staff, eager to please, and what seemed like lots of local families out for a treat. Our trout was cooked to perfection and served with roasted vegetables - simple and enjoyable and very reasonably priced. We saw other diners eating pizzas cooked in the wood oven - they were enormous and looked delicious; if only we'd had time to go back another night - - - - . Definitely worth a try.

7. Gaspina mlinica

Gaspina Mlinica 20, Solin 21210, Croatia +385 95 914 6188
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5 based on 4 reviews

Gaspina mlinica

Reviewed By PearlsMT - Rijeka, Croatia

When we came to the Gašpina mlinica (Mill) we felt that we return to the past times:). Not only because it was built in the early 18th century, the whole atmosphere and architecture takes us back to the ancient times. Enjoying in the murmur of the river Jadro, in view of the stone windows, thinking of how people kave worked and lived in simple way,...
Gaspina Mlinica is registered like the Croatian cultural monuments.

8. Basilica urbana

Solin bb, Solin 21210, Croatia
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4 based on 5 reviews

Basilica urbana

This was Salona's main ecclesiastical centre. It was created next to the first Christian oratorium, located in a private house, so-called domus ecclesiae. It was in an area surrounded on the western side by town walls, in the east by a street leading to the small gates in the north town walls, and on the southern side by the street passing through the old town gate - Porta Caesarea.

Reviewed By tradIndy - indy

The episcopal center has the largest collection of foundations on the salona site.
It's the bit you look at and can tell that there was once a city here.
The Basilica Urbana is easily recognizable as it has a rounded end a good chunk of the foundation left. This part dates from the 5th century.

9. Town Gate - Porta Caesarea

Solin bb, Solin 21210, Croatia +385 21 210 048
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 6 reviews

Town Gate - Porta Caesarea

The large gate, named picturesquely Porta Caesarea for its monumentality, was located in the eastern walls of the initial town, the Dyggve's urbs vetus. Both the gate and the walls next to it are evidently old. They could have been built at the beginning of the first century A.D., i.e. in the last years of August's rule.

Reviewed By tradIndy - indy

There's not much left of the porta Caesarea.
This is located in the southern part of the Salona Ruins and is part of the admission for that.
It would be easy to miss as it's down a road past some fields.
But the way is marked so if you look for it you'll find it.
There's not much left to the gate. Just a bit of the base on each side.

10. Town Baths

Solin, Croatia
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4 based on 5 reviews

Town Baths

Besides the private baths in luxurious private homes and villas, in towns there were also public thermae - baths by Ancient Roman customs and traditions. The best preserved Salonitan thermae are in the so-called Peter's Street, to the east of the town basilicas (the Christian episcopal cemetery complex).

Reviewed By tradIndy - indy

Although there's signage, this complex doesn't look like other roman baths.
I think that is because you never see the plumbing like in other ruins.
I'm referring to the small crawl like places where the water was run and heated.
That being said, there are a lot of the foundations and walls making it one of the more recognizable buildings at the site.

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